MerleFest


Special Guest Joan Osborne joins MerleFest 2015 Hillside Album Hour

WILKESBORO, NC March 24, 2015 – MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, will host artist Joan Osborne as special guest lead vocalist for this year’s Hillside Album Hour. The Hillside Album Hour – where a revered or iconic album is performed live from start to finish […]


MerleFest 2015 continues popular Acoustic Kids Showcases

The next generation of young pickers and singers are encouraged to apply before the April 1 deadline WILKESBORO, NC March 10, 2015 – MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, 2015, is pleased to announce the return of the Acoustic Kids Showcases to the 2015 festival. Young pickers […]


MerleFest to host performances from Belk’s Southern Musician Showcase winners

WILKESBORO, NC March 9, 2015 – MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, 2015, will host two of the winners of Belk’s Southern Musician Showcase – the Christian Lopez Band and Down Home Band – as part of the many performances offered at this year’s festival. The […]


Judges, Additional Prize Announced for Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Jesse Bellamy, Bruce Robinson and Peter Rowan to select this year’s CASC winners; Pinecastle Records offers a one-song contract to winning songwriters.   WILKESBORO, NC Jan. 13, 2015 – MerleFest, presented by Window World and taking place April 23-26, 2015, has assembled a distinguished team of songwriters – critically-acclaimed Americana […]